Peter Tork, of the Monkees, dies at 77

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Peter Tork, a bassist and singer for the Monkees, has died, reports the Washington Post.

He was 77.

According to the Washington Post, his death was confirmed by his sister after he was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer. 

A post on his official Facebook page also confirms his passing:

As we have mentioned in the past, the PTFB team is made up of Peter’s friends, family and colleagues – we ask for your kindness and understanding in allowing us to grieve this huge loss privately. This page will remain open for your use in sharing your thoughts with your fellow fans and hopefully helping you through your own grieving journey, however the team will not be available for some time as we start to mend our own hearts and calm our minds.

The Monkees, an American-British pop rock band, had a number of hits in the 60s and 70s, including “Daydream Believer,” “I’m a Believer” and “The Monkees” — a theme from their TV show of the same name.

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